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—ALUMNI REUNION— On Saturday December 14, our club hosted night to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Major Team’s 1999 USASA Open Cup National Title. This achievement marked the club’s second National Title in soccer and it as well as the 1965 US Amateur Cup Championship represented on our club logo as a gold star. The event, held at Trifecta Sporting Club was very well attended by a number of former players (not just from the 1999 team) as well as friends of the program. From the 1999 winning team, the following were in attendance: Kurt Schmid, Ed Woehlcke, Dan Ryan, Bob Wilkinson, Pat Morris, Harold Ivery, Pat McCallion, Andrew Barrett, Terry Malone, Joe Veneziale, Dave Steinbach, and Paul Centofanti. Back in the spring of 1998 while I was still in high school, I was invited to join in practices with the major team as a way to get recruited to LaSalle University. Even after joining LaSalle, I continued to come up to practices during our off-season so I was able to get to know some of these guys fairly well. On the field, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more committed and close knit team. I joined the major team as a full time player in 2002 and took over as head coach in 2018. During that time, I have always looked at this team as a model for all future teams. This team had it all; the effort during training sessions, camaraderie in the club-house after training sessions and games, personal friendships both old and new, and a constant desire and expectation to win every time they stepped on the field. With the success of this event, we will look forward to hosting a similar alumni event every year or two. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend, and hopefully everybody else can make the next one. Also, a special thank you to Joe and Cindy Proll for being excellent hosts. I heard many compliments regarding the recent upgrades to the facilities! Until next time, Jason Karasow


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—PRESIDENT’S NEW YEAR MESSAGE — Dear German Hungarian Members, I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas and truly enjoyed the holiday season with your loved ones. 2019 was a successful year yet a time of transition. While we continue to host our favorite events and maintain our Club life, we are still settling in on a new role with less responsibility regarding our building and grounds. In addition to our annual events such as the Anniversary Banquet, Spring & Fall Penny Parties, Kirchweihfest and our Christmas Party, we hosted the Alex Meixner Band, a Heimatklaenge Night with the dance group, the Mid-Atlantic Kinderfest and A German Hungarian Night featuring the Saar Group from Hungary. Each of the events was enjoyable for our members and allowed us to invite friends to have some fun along with us. As a Club, we also supported our friends at the local German Clubs at their events as well as those clubs within the Verband der Donauschwaben and the Gauverband Nordamerika. Participation in the Gauverband Nordamerika’s Gaufest, the Welttreffen in Hungary and Romania as well as the Landestreffen in Milwaukee kept our dancers busy this past summer. Gaufest was a successful trip as we were awarded the Meist Prize for attending with the largest group; we took 4th Place in the Group Competition, and also congratulated a few Einzel winners. Congrats to all the dancers and their Coaches on a job well done! In soccer, we have maintained the tradition of supporting our teams while engaging in highly competitive League, Cup and Tournament play. It does not stop on the field as we take the camaraderie into the clubhouse whether at home or away. We represent the German Hungarians proudly both on and off the field. Socially we have enjoyed some dance and soccer team fundraisers, and our annual “Day at the Philadelphia Union” game as well as a few meetings on the slopes. These outings have been a fun time for all ages. Attending any of these events as the President, and with our organization, is always rewarding and enjoyable. I am thankful for the opportunity and the friendships created and maintained over the years. 2020 will be a year where we celebrate the German Hungarians, our traditions, our membership, our soccer teams, our cultural group and who we are. We will proudly celebrate our past and we will look to our future. Existing for 110 Years is quite an accomplishment and while things may change over time, we remain strong in culture and sport and have been well respected across the US and Internationally. While our workload may be lighter, we must continue to carry on our traditions while we take advantage of the soccer and cultural opportunities that await us. So grab a friend, support our events, attend a neighboring club event and enjoy Club Life! Quoting Frank Sinatra, the great American singer, actor and producer, “The best is yet to come.” While 2019 was good to us, we also lost several members and friends and they will surely be missed. For 2020, I wish you all a year filled with health, happiness, love and prosperity.

Janet Fricker Malofiy President

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Founded by TED KERECZMANN† in 1946 Published by the United German-Hungarians of Philadelphia and Vicinity

January 2, 2020

At Trifecta Sporting Club

4666 E. Bristol Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053 215.357.9851 |

Editor: MICHAEL FRICKER 313 S DuPont Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19805 267.736.4390 | Circulation: LISA FRICKER | 215.500.0757

President: JANET MALOFIY 14 Sugar Maple Lane, Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044 267.718.0059 | Our Mailing Address: United German Hungarians P.O. Box 838, Horsham, PA 19044


Dear United German Hungarian Club Member, We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas and we wish each of you a very Happy and Healthy New Year. I can’t believe that we have entered a new decade. This is a special year for the United German Hungarians. We will be celebrating our 110th Anniversary on March 21 at the Bensalem Township Country Club, 2000 Brown Ave, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020. The membership structure for 2020 will remain the same as last year. The structure, as approved by the Board of Governors, is outlined below.


Introductory Membership (Non-Voting, All Ages): $25.00/member Valid for one year, non-renewable, only valid for first time members never holding a previous membership, not valid for members participating in club activities including cultural On September 14, Michelle Paul & and soccer. John McFadden had a housewarming party planned for a few close friends General Membership (Formerly Associate, Non-Voting, All Ages): $50.00/member and family, then John surprised Michelle that morning and asked for her hand in Certified Membership (Voting, All Ages): $75.00/member Applies to current Life marriage and then the house warming Members, Certified Members, or Certificate Holders. New Certified Membership party became a party for another reason requires one-time application fee of $500.00. as well. Congratulations to Michelle & Progress (Newsletter): $15.00 for mailed copy (No additional fee for Email delivery) John! Good News and Congratulations!

Stevie Paul a student athlete at Jefferson University was named Goalkeeper of the week in the CACC conference for the week of October 28 and also finished in the top 5 of almost every goalkeeper categories in the CACC for the season. Congrats to Stevie and we hope to see him on the field for our team this coming Spring.

Please note that renewals can no longer be processed without either an online application or a signed paper application. Everyone MUST complete an actual application to comply with membership recording regulations. Payment cannot be accepted without an application. Please submit your membership renewal by January 31, 2020.

I also ask that each of our current members encourage and seek out potential new members to allow are club community to grow and thrive. With the addition of a $25 Introductory Membership, we have made it more affordable for new memThanks to all the wonderful bakers bers to take some time to find out what we are about before committing to a full who contributed cookies for the Christ- membership. mas Party this year. The beautiful trays Any questions may be directed to me at Thank you for that were on each table were a perfect your participation in our programs and your dedication to the club! addition to the desserts provided by Trifecta Sporting Club. Joseph S. Reiter Membership Chairman




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110th Gala Anniversary Banquet Saturday, March 21, 2020 Bensalem Country Club at 2000 Brown Ave, Bensalem, PA 19020

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Cocktail Hour with butlered Hors d’oeuvres Full-Service Sit-Down Dinner & Dessert Four Hour Open Bar (Beer, Wine, Soda, House Liquor) Entertainment: Heimatklaenge Orchestra Special Performance featuring the German-Hungarian Dancers

Hors d’oeurves 6:00pm Dinner Served 7:00pm Black Tie Preferred Price $80.00 per person Reservations - Seating Limited to Venue Capacity ~ Reservations Confirmed with Payment Contact: Nichole Blank Deely at or 215-806-1998

Hotel: Holiday Inn Bensalem at 3327 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 A Block of rooms is Reserved at the Holiday Inn Bensalem GROUP CODE: UGH

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The rate for Saturday, March 21, 2020 is $99.00 (plus taxes) The Deadline to book is March 6 This hotel is 2 miles from the Bensalem Country Club and 9 minutes from Trifecta Sporting Club

Phone: 855-373-2544 Website

Ten years ago we celebrated a Centennial Celebration with an entire year of events and celebrating culminating in a Gala 100th Anniversary Banquet in November of 2010. Now as 2020 has begun we are making preparations for our 110th. On March 21 we will hold a Gala 110th Anniversary Banquet with all the usual German-Hungarian fanfare. The event will take place at the Bensalem Country Club at 2000 Brown Ave, Bensalem, PA. On Sunday, March 22 we will gather as we have on many Sundays at the Trifecta Sporting Club for camaraderie, food, drink and friendship. As part of the celebration of our club’s 100th Anniversary, we would like to welcome you to take an ad in our Anniversary Souvenir Book. Since our 100th Anniversary in 2010 we have had many accomplishments, but we have also made so many new friendships and we have strengthened old ones. The book will contain information about the events for the weekend, history of our club, photos and we hope your advertisement will be included making a great piece of history and celebration for the event.

FULL PAGE (6X9): $135.00 HALF PAGE (6X4.5): $80.00 QUARTER PAGE (6X2.25): $45.00

Sunday Funday 110 - The Celebration Continues Sunday, March 22, 2020

A copy of the ad form is on page 7.

Trifecta Sporting Club at 4668 E Bristol Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

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A Sunday at the club with Camaraderie, Culture, Soccer & Fun! Featuring a “Sing und Tanz Stunde,” Workshop” at 11:00am Doors Open 10:00am. Cash food & bar.

Checks can be made payable to United German Hungarians and mailed to P.O. BOX 838, HORSHAM, PA 19044. Ad Art and Copy should be emailed to Deadline for submission is February 22.



2020 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE Saturday, February, 22, 2020 – Major Women's Beef & Beer Harrington's Irish Pub—7228 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136 Saturday, February 29, 2020 – HK Night at the Austrian Village 321 Huntingdon Pike, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Saturday, March 21, 2020—110th Gala Anniversary Banquet Bensalem Township Country Club—2000 Brown Ave, Bensalem, PA 19020 Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 110 Celebration Continues - Sunday Funday Trifecta Sporting Club—4666 E Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Annual General Meeting Trifecta Sporting Club—4666 E Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053 April 25th & 26th, 2020 - National Donauschwaben Meeting St. Louis German Cultural Society Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Spring Penny Party Trifecta Sporting Club—4666 E Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053 May 24 & 25, 2020 - National Donauschwaben Soccer Tournament TBA September 5 & 6, 2020 - Landestrachtenfest mit Tanzwettbewerb Cleveland Donauschwaben Saturday, November 14, 2020 – Kirchweihfest Trifecta Sporting Club—4666 E Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Winter Penny Party Trifecta Sporting Club—4666 E Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053 Sunday, December 20, 2020 - Club Christmas Party Trifecta Sporting Club—4666 E Bristol Road, Feasterville, PA 19053


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